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Professional Jockey Alice Mills Shares Love of Racing

Alice Mills, congratulations on your recent win in Bahrain in the HH Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies World Racing Championship (IRAHR) on Kuheilan Al Adiyat. Horsereporter fans are interested in this ride and what it took to get to this point in your racing career. Alice, Can you tell us a bit about your training…

Action Hero, USA Jockey, Jacqueline Davis

US professional rider, Jacqueline Davis has never known anything but horses and racing. Davis had made the 14 hour flight from the east coast of the USA to ride in the HH Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship in Abu Dhabi on November 11. She had only known about the race two weeks before…

Action Hero – Delphine Garcia-Dubois

Amateur jockey, Delphine Garcia-Dubois, recent winner of the HH Sheikha Bint Mubarak Ladies World Championship (IFAHR) was born and raised in Paris, France. Her family was not an equestrian family, but she was early interested in horses. “I started with show jumpers, like most of the amateur jockeys in France,” she said after her race win in…

The Voice of the Course – Frank Mirahmadi

November 1, 2012, San Francisco, CA. ~ Now in his seventh year of calling races on the Northern California Fair Circuit as well as the January to April season at Oaklawn Park in Arkansas, Frank Mirahmadi might call the races imitating the voice of Marlon Brando. Horsereporter wondered what makes a good race announcer. Frank…

Endurance Rider races with the wind – to Hawaii

August 15, 2012, San Francisco ~ When Canadian sheep rancher, endurance rider and outdoor enthusiast, Jenny-Anne Mooney decided to sail by herself 2100 miles from San Francisco to Hawaii, it began as a personal quest, a test of limits, and a fulfillment of self-reliance. In all categories, it exceeded expectations. “I think I lost about 8…

Iraq continues a history of Arabian racing

Dr. Mohammed Al Nujaifi’s family may not have been the first to breed Arabian horses in Iraq, but they are one of the oldest families still breeding purebred horses, and are considered the largest breeder in the country. “My family owns a large estate 40km to the North of Mosul, and our stud farm is…

Action Hero, Maureen Milburn

April 16, 2012 “Just thought I’d drop you a line to say how proud we are in Australia of Maureen’s well deserved Lifetime Achievement Award at the Darley Awards night recently. Maureen has worked tirelessly to establish Arabian Racing in Australia for over 20 years. Lobbying governments and the Thoroughbred industry to recognize our right…

Action Hero, UK Trainer Bill Smith

At the Darley Awards  Bill Smith was in Houston for the 2012 Darley Awards where he served as co-host. Smith has been a constant in the 25 years that the Darley Racing Cup Awards have been honoring Arabian racing heroes. “I’ve hardly missed one Darley Awards, from Victoria Secret’s day, back in 1993 when they…

Update on Endurance Sailor, Jennifer Mooney

   2 July, 2012, Off the Coast of California ~ Nothing stopping Jen Mooney “I finally get to sail to Kauai on Saturday…well I start on Saturday. My plan changed along the way due to an accident but I’m still going. I had a bit of a wreck on my qualifying run that left me…

Philippe Barbe Clarifies Job

        January 28, 2012, Abu Dhabi, UAE ~ Philippe Barbe, the race horse trainer for Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed, has clarified there is no new operational organization at the Wathba Stables.  “They gave me horses to train and I simply try to do my job of a trainer, nothing more nothing less,”…

Susanna M. Santesson, new Vice-President of DRAV

      January 7, 2012 ~ The German Racing Association of Arabian Horses –DRAV- has elected Susanna Santesson to the position of Vice President of DRAV at the Extraordinary General Assembly on Saturday, January 7th, 2012 until the next Ordinary General Assembly in April. The position became vacant after the previous Vice-President, Dieter Axmann left.…

Meydan profiles jockeys Williams and Lemaire

 Williams and Lemaire, forever connected   January 4, 2012, Dubai ~ Horseracing has to be the most mercurial sport in the world. One minute you are flying high only to be plunged in the depths of despair the next. The 2011 edition of the Melbourne Cup is the perfect example. Australian top jockey Craig Williams…

Dr. Margaret Sleeper, Veterinarian Cardiologist, Top Competitor

Margaret (Meg) Sleeper, VMD, DACVIM (Cardiology), Section Chief Cardiology, Associate Professor of Cardiology Frenchtown, New Jersey     Born: 1967             The top ranking endurance rider in the 2011 United States Equestrian Federation’s Endurance Standings says that finding time is the challenge. This is no wonder, as Dr. Margaret Sleeper has…

Dr. Margaret Sleeper 2011 Books and Publications

Book: Feline Cardiology http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0813812429.html It is for the vet field, primarily students, techs or vets who work with cats. , and we are quite proud of it. I have 11 scientific publications for 2011 (listed below) and I am still searching for funds to begin a canine clinical trial using gene therapy to treat heart…